Redigobius

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Redigobius
Redigobius bikolanus(Yaizu,Shizuoka,Japan,2007).jpg
Redigobius bikolanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Redigobius
Herre, 1927
Type species
Gobius sternbergi
H. M. Smith, 1902
Synonyms
  • Cyprinogobius Koumans, 1937
  • Ostreogobius Whitley, 1930
  • Parvigobius Whitley, 1930

Redigobius is a genus of fish in the goby family, Gobiidae, known commonly as dualspot gobies.[1] They are native to the western Indo-Pacific region, where they occur in estuaries and freshwater habitats just above the tidal influence.[2]

Some of these gobies are abundant fish species. The most widespread is the speckled goby (R. bikolanus),[2] which occurs throughout the western Pacific Ocean and from Australia to Africa.[3] Some Redigobius are kept as aquarium pets.[2] The Fijian endemic Lever's goby (R. leveri) is featured on the ten-dollar bill in the 2013 series of Fijian currency.[4]

Species[edit]

There are currently 14 recognized species in this genus.[5] In a 2010 revision the genus was reduced to 12 species and two more were described as new.[2]

Species include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redigobius. Atlas of Living Australia.
  2. ^ a b c d Larson, H. K. (2010). A review of the gobiid fish genus Redigobius (Teleostei: Gobionellinae), with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 21(2), 123-91.
  3. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly (Eds.) Redigobius bikolanus. FishBase. 2011.
  4. ^ Jenkins, A. P. Fiji freshwater fish graces new 10-dollar bill: Bringing freshwater fish into the popular consciousness. Saving Freshwater Fishes and Habitats: Newsletter of the IUCN SSC/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group. Issue 2. June, 2013. pg. 10.
  5. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Redigobius in FishBase. June 2013 version.